Details

I am looking for personal care for a woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

3 hours x 2 a week, Mondays and Fridays approx start time 9.00-10.00am.

Hourly pay rate:

£12 per hour

Female Personal Care Assistant

BRR7588

I am a lady in my 50s looking for support with independent living tasks. I have mobility issues and use a wheelchair outdoors.

I also experience chronic pain, fatigue and brain fog.

I need support with accessing the community, personal care and domestic tasks.

You should be a driver with your own car and also willing to drive a wheelchair accessible car when needed. Mileage will be reimbursed when accompanying me out.

Experience of providing care and support required. Experience of hoisting required or a willingness to learn.

You must be friendly, caring, patient, and trustworthy.

Duties include:

  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance
  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Moving and handling
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

Minor household maintenance eg changing light bulbs, taking down curtains for washing
Making phone calls on my behalf when I am too unwell to do this

Helping with other aspects of personal care as required, for example assisting employer to get washed/dried and dressed/undressed at swimming pool. Using a hoist at the swimming pool.

Accompanying and assisting employer on shopping trips when required e.g. garden centre
Accompany employer when accessing social and leisure activities e.g. swimming pool
Accompanying employer to doctors/hospital appointments when required
Accompanying when clothes-buying, including help with un/dressing and lifting clothes on/off the rails.
Occasional longer journeys
Accompanying on trips out e.g. to the library, to see family/friends, garden centre, beach, countryside.
The above duties will involve driving the employer in the PA’s car, or using a wheelchair accessible car. Lifting the folding wheelchair in/out of car, pushing the employer’s wheelchair when out. Alternatively, I would use my walking stick.

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Experience of providing support/care. Experience of using a hoist or willingness to learn is required
Friendly and cheerful
Honest and trustworthy
Must have a UK driving licence with no penalty points

Notes:

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9

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